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Title The quest for the gongs
Published Paris, France : ZED, 2006
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Ethnographic Video Online    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (51 min.)
Series Ethnographic video online, volume 2
Living cultures
Summary In the mountains of the southeast Vietnam, Ma Bio, a Chu Ru woman, is one the few people who plays the gong, an ancestral drum considered an Oral Masterpiece of Human Heritage by Unesco. She teaches the gong to the young generation of her village. Ma Bio is worried because her set of gongs are old and pierced, and she knows she has to travel far to get new ones. Accompanied by her niece MaLuhin, she leaves on 600 km journey across the mountains and countryside to meet the last gong makers of Vietnam, possessors of a unique know-how
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 27, 2013)
Previously released as DVD
This edition in English
Subject Gong -- Vietnam.
Percussion instrument makers -- Vietnam.
Chru (Vietnamese people)
Genre/Form Nonfiction films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Catteau, Manuel, producer
Seþgur, Jeþrôme, director
Forrest, Jodie, narrator